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Winners determined based on survey and analysis of most popular images among more than 16 million monthly Houzz users

CALHOUN, Ga. — Feb. 17, 2014 — Surya has been awarded Best Of Houzz in the Design category by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Surya was recognized because some of the most frequently “saved” images within the Houzz community in 2013 were designer projects showcasing Surya products, which the rug and home accessories brand featured as a Surya Spaces project on its Houzz page.

“We are honored to be in the company of a select group of designers and organizations recognized by Houzz and the Houzz community for this notable distinction,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Our diverse product offering across multiple styles, colors, categories and price points makes it easier for design professionals to provide seamlessly coordinated, on-trend ideas to their customers. We are pleased that so many designers have chosen to include Surya rugs and home accessories in their projects and are sharing these projects via Houzz.”

In recognition of the award, Surya will receive a Best Of Houzz 2014 badge on its profile, reflecting the brand’s commitment to excellence.

“Houzz empowers homeowners to find and hire home building, remodeling and design professionals with the best customer experience and most inspiring and innovative designs,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Surya among our ‘Best Of’ in the Design category as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Surya has built a dynamic social media community across multiple sites where designers and retailers – and their customers – can engage in online discussions, view curated content, participate in product giveaways and share design projects and store promotions. Follow Surya on Houzz:

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit


Announces Opportunity for Spring High Point Market Attendees to Win a Trip to The Bahamas

CALHOUN, Ga. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Surya has announced the winner of its winter market Hawaiian vacation giveaway. Chosen by random from qualified entries, the lucky recipient is a buyer from Wisconsin-based Steinhafels, who will receive a four-day/three-night vacation package for two to the island of Oahu with roundtrip airfare and premium hotel accommodations. To be eligible to win, market attendees had to complete a brief online entry form and stop by the Surya showroom in Atlanta, Dallas or Las Vegas.

Surya’s successful winter market season concluded with a solid showing in Las Vegas, where the brand debuted hundreds of new products, as well as additions to popular collections, across a range of home accessories categories. 

“We are pleased to have been able to interact with so many of our customers during the winter market season,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Our customers are the reason we’re here and it is by engaging with them on a regular basis and listening to their needs that we are able to continue to deliver the quality products and services that will make them successful. We congratulate the winner of our Hawaiian getaway.”

Surya is giving attendees at this spring’s High Point Market the chance to win a trip for two to luxurious Paradise Island in The Bahamas. Market attendees simply need to RSVP online at prior to market and present an electronic entry confirmation when visiting the Surya showroom – Showplace 4100 – during market. The winner will be announced in Surya’s Spring Market Pulse newsletter in mid-April 2014.


CALHOUN, Ga. — Feb. 10, 2014 — Surya has announced a partnership with Project Mala, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an education, healthcare, nutrition and other benefits to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend school due to lack of resources and access to facilities. Through an ongoing financial contribution, Surya will sponsor 160 students in four classes at two schools. All funds directly support the children of weavers who live in the areas where Surya’s factories are located and are allocated towards classroom education, uniforms, food and medical care, along with sports and cultural training.

“From humble beginnings of a single school with an enrollment of 100 children, Project Mala has grown to six schools with an enrollment of more than 1,500 children,” said Neville Platt, trustee and administrator for Project Mala USA, Inc. “By giving children an education and valuable vocational skills, we are enabling them to reach their full potential and gain a future livelihood. Education is a crucial element in lifting rural areas out of poverty and we endeavor to do everything that we can to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and families in underserved villages in India.”

Surya’s founder, Surya Tiwari, began his career as a teacher and now uses Surya as a catalyst to promote education and social mobility within the company’s weaver communities. “As a socially responsible company, we are passionately committed to contributing to the social and economic well-being of the people who reside in the areas in which we operate,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “We are pleased to be partnering with this very worthwhile organization in its journey to further the education of children who will now have the chance to become empowered and productive members of their communities.”

To date, Project Mala has enrolled more than 7,650 children from 80 villages, and more than 5,250 children have completed the three-year primary school course. In 2013, the organization achieved 93 percent average school attendance.

Surya also partners with Akshaya Patra to provide more than 7,300 underprivileged children in rural India with nutritious meals to help keep them in school, and works with East Meets West to sponsor 200 annual high school scholarships for Indian girls. To learn more about Surya’s commitment to social responsibility, visit

About Project Mala
Founded in the UK in 1989 and established in the USA in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) public charity, Project Mala provides children in the remote villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India with quality education in the four R’s – reading, writing, arithmetic and respect – as well as healthcare and other services, helping them to realize their full potential. Governed by the National Institute of Open Schooling, Project Mala’s curriculum includes a three-year Primary School course that covers grades 1-5 of India’s national education standard, a Middle School course encompassing grades 6-8 and a two-year Secondary School course that covers grades 9-10. In addition, the organization offers vocational training to help children make the most of their lives within a rural village environment. More of Project Mala's work can be seen at